Features

Doing our Part to Protect our Public Lands

This video highlights the need for the American people who enjoy recreating on public lands to do their part to help take care of the land. Specifically, the Mt.Hood National Forest needs the help of user groups to help with cleaning up and taking care of the public land we all get to enjoy.

Firewood Cutting on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video explains the process of obtaining a personal use firewood permit, regulations associated with cutting firewood and how to spot a suitable area to gather firewood. Use this video to get to know everything you need to properly cut your own firewood.

A Trip of a Lifetime: The Boy Scout Horse Camp on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This highlights the great Boy Scout Horse Camp program hosted by the Mt. Hood National Forest. Get the inside look at what the program has meant to participants, hte Forest Service, and the coordinator in this video with a beautiful campground backdrop.

Bagby Hot Springs: a great place to soak, hike, and camp

The Bagby Hot Springs and Campground are great places to visit in the Mt. Hood National Forest. From over a century now, these springs have been recreational destinations and now with Mt. Hood Recreation Service's help, the springs will be cleaner, safer, and more functional than ever!

People Put to Work Building Twenty-two Trail Bridges on Mt. Hood National Forest

Twenty-two new bridges were recently constructed on trails which serve hikers, mountain bikers. and equestrians.  The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funded the work simultaneously putting people to work.

The People's Forest: Volunteering for the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video highlights many of the opportunities for the public to volunteer on their Mt. Hood National Forest. From trail work to mountain biking crews to backcountry horsemen, this video shows that there's a volunteer opportunity to fit anybody's interest.

Over 600 Cords of Firewood Gathered from the Barlow Ranger District

Hundreds of people will be able to enjoy cozy fires this winter due to a partnership between Wasco County and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Junior Snow Rangers

This video highlights the US Forest Service's Junior Snow Ranger progra: a great way for kids to get involved in helping to keep their forests safe, healthy, and vibrant for everyone.

Jumpstarting Fish Habitat: The Story of Still Creek

This video highlights the restoration efforts on Still Creek on Mt. Hood National Forest. Greg Wanner, the supervisory fish biologist for the Mt. Hood NF talks us through the process he and his team took to reactivate the side channels that are excellent spawning and feeding grounds for native fish.

Students Speak: Learning about Watersheds in the Real World

The Mt. Hood National Forest partnered with several other organizations to offer over 60 high school students a chance to conduct real scientific studies in several areas in the region regarding watershed health. This video tells about the program and what participants gained from it.

Exploring Mt. Hood

Accessible Adventures exploring recreation opportunities on the Mt. Hood National Forest including several day use areas, campgrounds, interpretive sites, and hiking trails.

Fishing Clinics for Kids are a Success!

The Barlow Ranger District on the Mt. Hood National Forest kicked-off our annual fishing clinics for kids with an event held at Camp Baldwin on May 9th. The weather was beautiful and lots of fish were caught.

Clackamas Complete A Return of Bull Trout

Much of the Clackamas River is on the Mt. Hood National Forest, which provides the habitat for a huge variety of plant and animal species. Watch this stunning video on the reintroduction of bull trout. It tells the story of the efforts of fish biologists to see bull trout flourish in waters where they were eliminated over 50 years ago.

Caring for the Land: An Earth Day Clean-up Event on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video highlights an Earth Day event sponsored by the Mt. Hood National Forest geared around cleaning up some heavily impacted recreational target shooting areas.

Responsible Target Shooting: Doing it Right

This video explains why the Mt. Hood National Forest has rules on target shooting. A district ranger and a long time target shooter on public lands explain why being a responsible target shooter is so important.